Retailers Association of India

Retailers' body urges government to reconsider proposed GST rate hike on textiles, apparels

RAI said that the 7 per cent hike has been proposed to address the issue of inverted duty structure in the textile industry faced by a small segment of the total textile value chain.

published on : 23rd November 2021

Sales near pre-COVID levels with 96 per cent recovery: Retailers Association of India

As compared to September 2020, there was a 26 per cent growth in sales last month, led by strong growth in South India at 33 per cent, followed by East at 30 per cent, and 26 per cent in West.

published on : 13th October 2021

Continued closure of malls in Maharashtra a big blow to business, employment: RAI

Permitting malls to operate will pave the way for citizens to shop in a safe and sanitised environment but will also save jobs of lakhs of livelihoods the mall ecosystem supports, he asserted.

published on : 5th August 2021

June retail sales 50 per cent below pre-pandemic level

Notwithstanding hopes of a quick retail rebound amid easing restrictions across the country, a closer look at sales data suggests a long road to recovery.

published on : 20th July 2021

Retail sales down by 50 per cent in June as compared to last year: Retailers Association of India

However, the June performance was far better compared to May when the overall retail business in India declined by 79 per cent as compared to the same month in 2019.

published on : 19th July 2021

RAI urges Maharashtra government for re-opening of malls, shopping centres

RAI asserted that malls are important for the economy and consumers alike as each mall employs over 4,500 people, accounts for over Rs 10,000 crore of business and over Rs 1,000 crore of GST.

published on : 16th July 2021

Retail sales decline 79 per cent in May over pre-COVID levels in 2019: Report

The decline in sales was the steepest in West and North India, which witnessed an 83 per cent dip last month as compared to May 2019, RAI said in a statement.

published on : 15th June 2021

RAI seeks central system to ensure stable retail ops

'We need a centralised framework that allows for the non-discriminatory operations of all formats of retail and time-bound resolutions.'

published on : 10th April 2021

Retail sector demand shows strong signs of recovery in February: RAI

Following a difficult year during which retailers had to adapt to the challenges of the pandemic, retail sales have made significant progress in February.

published on : 17th March 2021